The Prince and the Showgirl. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, As Miss Midler once said, ‘I’m not retiring and you can’t make me’. The most recent bout of ‘the troubles’ seems to be coming to a close. On paper I’ve had two laptops, three iPhones, an iPad, three … Continue reading

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Mother Love. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, The Princes William and Harry have been criticised in the press for speaking candidly from the heart about the death of their mother, Diana Princess of Wales twenty years ago. The concern seems to be about the Royal … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in┬áBeauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, At lunch in the chairman’s dining room at Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday I discovered a fellow former English Literature student at Newcastle University who shared an appreciation of the acid drops that emanated from the pens of … Continue reading

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Chandeliers April 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t it marvellous that everyone looks more attractive in the sunshine? London has been glorious the past few days and even the feral cyclists don’t look as menacing. So what better conditions to spend the best part of … Continue reading

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